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Aleppo: Syrian Army Troops Tightening Noose on ISIL Terrorists in Al-Bab



Syrian Army troops continued to advance against ISIL in Eastern Aleppo and managed to take control of more positions and villages just to the South of al-Bab, tightening circle of forces around the town.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the village of al-Batoushiyeh and took it back from the terrorists.

The ISIL pulled its forces back from the village of al-Touman after the army captured it.

ISIL’s fleeing members had been deployed in al-Batoushiyeh, but could not resist against the army soldiers’ massive raid.

The Russian Air Force also pounded ISIL’s positions simultaneous with the army’s operation in al-Batoushiyeh, killing and wounding over 20 ISIL and destroying their equipment.

Field sources said that the army soldiers hit ISIL’s defense lines in the town of Deir Qaq West of al-Touman and drove ISIL out of the town after hours of clashes.

The army troops also repelled ISIL’s surprise attack on government forces’ positions near the village of al-Sheikh Den.

On Tuesday, the army soldiers clashed with ISIL to the South of al-Bab, pushing them back from the region of al-Majbal and al-Hawareh hills West of the newly-liberated al-Oweishiyeh hills.

The army men also fended off ISIL’s attack with bomb-laden suicide vehicles on the government forces’ positions in the village of al-Oweishiyeh.

According to army reports, ISIL suffered heavy casualties in al-Bab battlefields.

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL after liberating the town of al-Oweishiyeh and managed to take control of the al-Oweishiyeh hill Southeast of al-Bab, deploying forces in the nearest positions to the terrorist-held town.

A military source said meantime that with these advances the army men won control over terrorists’ movement from Tadif to the town and to Abu Jabar Kabir in the Eastern part of Aleppo province, deploying in nearest distance to the town of al-Bab and the first defense line of the terrorists in Tadif.

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